ACTION ON DALIT OFFICER SMACKS OF VENDETTA
AIADMK general secretary J Jayalalithaa accused the DMK government on Wednesday
of victimising IAS officer C Umashankar, and alleged that the Dalit officer had
been “targeted for expos ing or questioning the wrong-doings” of the family
members of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.
It “smacks of vendetta,” she said in a statement here, referring to the
suspension of Umashankar, a 1990-batch IAS officer, on the “pretext” that he had
entered the Civil Services using a bogus community certificate.
Jayalalithaa wondered why the government suddenly claimed that Umashankar had
forged his community certificate when it was the UPSC that had appointed him
after verifying his credentials and certificates. She recalled that Umashankar
had taken action against Sumangali Cable Vision (of the DMK’s Sun TV Group) when
he was MD of Arasu Cable Corporation. Also, he had raised certain questions as
MD of the ELCOT (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu).
In a meeting with the press on 5.8.10, G.Ramakrishnan,State Secretary of CP(IM)
has interalia, urged the Government of Tamilnadu to immediately rescind the
vindictive action taken on C.Umasankar,I.A.S.
T.K.Rengarajan,M.P and Central Committee Member of CPI)M) ,on 5.8.10 has also
urged the Govt.of Tamilnadu to revoke the suspension order served on the honest
official C.Umasankar who brought to light many malpractices committed in the
functioning of ELCOT and Arasu Cable TV Corporation